one child policy


China may relax one-child policy this year

Beijing: China plans to relax its controversial one-child policy this year to allow all couples to have a second child as the world’s most populous nation’s earlier move to permit couples from one child families to have a second child drew a limited response, state media reported. An anonymous researcher, who reportedly participated in a National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) survey, told China Business News that the second-child policy can be applied “as early as the end of 2015 if everything goes well.” China is eager to reformRead More

China mulls relaxing one-child policy

Beijing: China is deliberating whether to further relax the country’s one-child policy, a spokesman for the country’s health and family planning authority said. He explained that because the country’s basic conditions still include a huge population, weak economic foundations, sparse per capita resources and insufficient environmental capacity, the population will continue to put pressure on and strain the economy, society, resources and the environment. To improve population policies, Mao said, China must maintain the current low birth rate while also taking into consideration the public’s needs, social and economic development,Read More